|Bat girl-Unaired pilot|
A eight minute episode of BatMan to introduce Bat Girl. The ratings at this were low and Yvonne Craig as Bat Girl was there to boost the ratings. This "episode" was shown to the "suits" of 20th century fox and never aired. I figure it's PD.
Keywords: Bat Man-Bat Girl-comics-20th Century Fox-Unaired Pilot
Downloads: 19,327 (3 reviews)
|Classic Television Commercials|
Classic Television Commercials
Keywords: Classic Television Commercials
Downloads: 387,515 (12 reviews)
|"You Bet Your Life" With Groucho Marx|
Episode of the popular 50's TV series "You Bet Your Life" starring Groucho Marx. Complete with DeSoto commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Groucho Marx; 50's Television; Fifties
Downloads: 107,477 (14 reviews)
|1954 Commercial for R.D.X. weightloss pills|
A 1954 commercial for RDX diet pills. Yes, this kind of snake oil also existed in the 1950s.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Advertising; Advertisement; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Diet Pills; RDX
|1956 Commercial for Kodak Signet 40 camera|
A 1956 commercial for the Kodak Signet 40 camera, which used 35mm film.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 1956; Kodak; Camera
|Fifties Advertising: UNIVAC Computer Commercial (5 February 1956) (Ad 2 of 2)|
Another curious example of 1950's advertising, in this case a promo for the UNIVAC computer, produced by Remington Rand. This commercial interestingly aired on the CBS Television Network on 5 February 1956, during a light panel show.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Commercial; Advertising; Computer; Computing; Technology; UNIVAC; Remington Rand; Science
Downloads: 26,924 (4 reviews)
|1954 Commercial for the RCA ''Master 21'' television set|
A 1954 commercial for the "big screen" RCA "Master 21" TV set, with a 21-inch screen....for $199.95, which was a lot of money in those days.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; RCA; RCA Victor; Advertising; Advertisement; Television set; Expensive; Old; Big screen; Little Nipper
|1960 Presidential Campaign Election Commercials|
1960 Presidential Campaign Election Commercials John F Kennedy, Richard M Nixon
Keywords: Presidential Campaign Ads; John F Kennedy; Richard M Nixon; Election Commercials; 1960; Classic TV
Downloads: 86,097 (3 reviews)
|1961 Commercial for Sani-Flush|
A 1961 commercial for Sani-Flush, which almost shows a toilet.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Old; Toilet; Not edible
|1953 Commercial for Lucky Strike cigarettes|
An early 1953 commercial for Lucky Strike cigarettes, consisting of a close-up of a woman (Dorothy Collins) pitching the product. (this commercial may have also aired in 1952)
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Advertising; Advertisement; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Lucky Strike
|1962 Commercial for Green Mint mouthwash|
An obnoxious 1962 commercial for Green Mint mouthwash. Helen isn't being invited to parties because she has bad breath...
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1960s; 60s; Advertising; Advertisement; Obnoxious; Annoying; Mouthwash
Downloads: 37,764 (1 review)
|1959 Commercial for Black Flag insect bomb|
A 1959 commercial for Black Flag "insect bomb" (fly spray). "Black Flag Dead".
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; Advertising; Advertisement; Fly Spray
|1960 Commercial for ''Off'' insect repellent|
A 1960 commercial for "Off" insect repellent.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Advertising; Advertisement
|1962 Commercial for Fresh deodorant|
An amusing and humorous commercial for the now-defunct Fresh deodorant. The commercial spoofs the female stereotypes of the era.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1962; Deodorant; 1960s; 60s; Secretary; Comedy; Female; Gender roles
|1953 ''Live'' Commercial for Kix Cereal|
A "Live" 1953 commercial for Kix Cereal. This is taken directly from an episode of "Ding Dong School", which can also be downloaded on the internet archive. The host of the show, who to an extent had creative control, insisted that only products that were beneficial to children could be advertised on the program. This is a long commercial, but there were only two commercials during the entire 30-minute broadcast...
Keywords: Cereal; Food; Edible; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Classic TV Commercial; Classic Television; Live Commercial
|1962 Commercial for Salem cigarettes|
A 1962 commercial for cancer-causing Salem cigarettes.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Causes Cancer; 1962; 1960s; Cigarette; Cigarettes
|1950 Commercial for Camel cigarettes (Ad 2)|
Another 1950 commercial for Camel cigarettes. This one features a jingle. It just amazes me that we can watch a commercial from over 60 years ago.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Advertising; Advertisement
|Jackie Gleason on "Cavalcade of Stars"|
Jackie Gleason on segment of the popular 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars", doing a sketch called "The Honeymooners", which was later turned into a sitcom. "Cavalcade of Stars" started in 1949 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on The DuMont Television Network. Jackie Gleason was the 3rd and most popular host of the series. "The Honeymooners" started as a series of sketches, and later became a classic CBS sitcom still shown in syndication today...
Keywords: Jackie Gleason; The Honeymooners; Cavalcade of Stars; 50's TV; 1950's Television; Classic TV; Kinescope Recording; DuMont Television Network; DuMont Network
Downloads: 54,662 (7 reviews)
|Tales of Tomorrow #9: The Crystal Egg - George E. Foley|
From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells More info at the IMDB. Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations...
Keywords: H. G. Wells; scifi; live tv; television; tv; tales of tomorrow; Thomas Mitchell
Downloads: 33,794 (6 reviews)
|1950 Commercial for General Electric television set|
A 1950 commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is (presumably) the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial, as was typical in the US at the time.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; General Electric; Advertising; Advertisement; Live Commercial
|Classic Commercial for Du Mont Laboratories Television Sets|
A classic commercial for Du Mont Laboratories Television Sets. I took this from an episode of "School House" that somebody uploaded. Note: While the TV network can be spelt DuMont, the owner of the Network which produced TV sets is correctly spelt Du Mont, as that was the spelling perferred by the founder of the company.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 40s; 40's; 1940s; 1940's; Electronics; Electric; Du Mont; Wally Cox; Old; Vintage; Retro; Classic; Nostalgia
Downloads: 18,047 (3 reviews)
|"The Avengers" - The Murder Market (S4E7) - ITV/ATV|
Steed and Mrs Peel pose as eligible singles in order to infiltrate an assassination service posing as a matchmaking agency.Guest starring: Patrick Cargill, John Woodvine, Edward Underdown and Penelope Keith
Keywords: classic tv; 60s; british; itv; action; crime; spy; fun
Downloads: 1,625 (3 reviews)
|1954 Commercials for Welch's Family Wine|
Three 1954 commercials for Welch's Family Wine, a "kosher" wine. I don't normally upload live commercials, but due to the rarity of these 3 commercials I decided to upload them as separate files (they come from the sole surviving episode of "On Your Way", which can also be downloaded from the Internet Archive).
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Classic TV Commercials; Live Commercial; Live Commercials; Old; Wine; Booze; 1950s; 50s; 1954; Fifties; Edible
|Classic Commercial for Post's Sugar Crisps|
A Classic 1950's Commercial for Post's Sugar Crisps. Cheap, but cute. DISCLAIMER: This video does not represent the quality of major Hollywood cartoons of the time. Nor does it represent the quality of major Tele-cartoons of the time ("Clutch Cargo" didn't air until several years after this commercial, so it doesn't count. Then again, "Clutch Cargo" was already crap by the standards of it's time). Heck, it stinks by the standards of most advertising cartoons of the time...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Vintage; Classic Commercial; Classic Commercials; Advertising; Cereal; Retro; Old
Downloads: 27,982 (3 reviews)
|Classic Commercials for Defunct Products, Part 5 - Matthew Paul Argall|
A fifth compilation video that I edited together, containing commercials for products and brands which are no longer available. Sometimes the brand is still around but the exact product is gone, while in other cases both the product and brand are gone. The commercials range from "very good" to "very bad", and are from the 1950s/1960s. There's a non-50s/non-60s surprise at the end....
Keywords: Classic TV; Classic TV Commercial; Advertising; 1950s; 1960s; Classic Commercials for Defunct Products
|1952 Commercial for Kellogg's Shredded Wheat|
A 1952 commercial for Kellogg's Shredded Wheat.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Advertising; Advertisement
|''The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'' - Built-In TV Set|
An episode of the pleasant TV series. Ozzie wants to get an old, out-dated television set so he can install the insides into his bedroom wall. Originally telecast 10 May 1961. Closing credits are missing.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Ozzie and Harriet; The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; 1960s; 1961
Downloads: 563 (2 reviews)
|1952 Commercial for Chesterfield cigarettes|
A 1952 commercial for Chesterfield cigarettes. The picture quality is bad, but not as bad as the commercial itself...terrible, just terrible.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Terrible; 1950s; Advertising; Advertisement; Cigarette; Cigarettes
|1952 Anti-Prejudice PSA (No. 3)|
Another 1952 anti-prejudice public service announcement. This one references Benny Goodman.
Keywords: Classic PSA; 1952; 1950s; Public Service Announcement; PSA
|1959 Commercial for Prell Shampoo|
A 1959 commercial for Prell shampoo, aiming the product at women.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Advertising; Advertisement
|1957 Commercials for the Edsel|
Aired 1957, here's three commercials for the ill-fated Edsel car (1958 model year?), which despite some innovative features ended up being a major commercial failure. The car is considered a sought-after classic today. This was back when a 60-minute show often had less than 10 minutes of commercials, but the commercials were often all for the same company!
Keywords: Edsel; Car; Automobile; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Flop; Flops; 1957; 1958; Commercial; Commercials; Classic TV; Classic TV Commercial; Classic TV Commercials
|Classic Car Commercial: 1955 DeSoto|
A classic car commercial for the 1955 DeSoto. Partially animated.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 1950's; 50s; 50's; Fifties; Commercial; Commercials; Advertising; DeSoto
Downloads: 25,201 (2 reviews)
|1959 Commercial for Handy Andy cleaner|
A 1959 commercial for a general cleaning product (walls, floor, etc etc) called "Handy Andy", which the commercial promotes as containing "No smelly kerosene".
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Cleaner; Cleaning; Television
|1958 Commercial for Bulova Senator watch|
A 1958 commercial for a watch called the Bulova Senator.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Advertising; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Bulova
|1954 Commercial for Rybutol (Ad 1)|
A 1954 commercial for Rybutol vitamins.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Rybutol
|A 5th Classic Commercial for Coca-Cola (20/January/1955)|
A 5th Classic Commercial for Coca-Cola, this time from 20/January/1955. This charming commercial aired LIVE on NBC-TV. This commercial also features jingle. The complete telecast can be found elsewhere on the Internet Archive.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Commercial; Commercials; Advertising; Ad; Ads; Vintage; Classic; Retro; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Jingle; Jingles; 1955; NBC; NBC-TV; National Broadcasting Company
Downloads: 25,728 (2 reviews)
|''The Steve Allen Plymouth Show'' - 16 November 1959|
An episode of "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show". Unfortunately there is a time-code on this copy. Complete with original commercials for Plymouth, but credits are missing. A variety show, with performers including Frankie Laine, Jack Kerouac, Pam Garner, William Bendix, Dayton Allen, and Gabriel Dell.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; The Steve Allen Show; Steve Allen; Variety show; 1950s; Fifties; William Bendix; Pam Garner; Frankie Laine; Jack Kerouac; Dayton Allen; Gabriel Dell
Downloads: 1,020 (1 review)
|Colgate Comedy Hour - Abbott and Costello and Company - Fred Hamilton|
This is the 7 January 1951 Episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello. IMDB page here.
Keywords: Classic TV; Variety; Colgate Comedy Hour; Bud Abbott; Lou Costello
Downloads: 22,605 (4 reviews)
|''The Milton Berle Show - 24 April 1956|
An episode of NBC's series "The Milton Berle Show". Once television's top-rated show (as "Texaco Star Theater"), but by 1956 the ratings were declining. But, as this episode shows, it was still capable of being entertaining. This episode features Olsen and Johnson in a comedy sketch, plus a dancing act, a singer, plus Berle in a sketch spoofing Noel Coward, and original commercials. Note: this program only survives in B&W.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; The Milton Berle Show; Olsen and Johnson; 1950s; Comedy; Variety Show; Live television
|1957 NFL Championship Game|
This is the 1957 nfl championship game synced with NBC's original radio broadcast. It's by no means perfect but you get a pretty good feel for the game.
Keywords: Detroit Lions; Cleveland Browns; 1957; NFL; Championship Game; NBC; Radio; Sports; Video; Original Broadcast
Downloads: 14,409 (7 reviews)
|Man With a Camera: Two Strings of Pearls|
Photographer Mike Kovac (played by Charles Bronson) thinks he recognizes a girl from a cruise ship, but she pretends not to know him and her "Uncle" doesn't want his picture taken. Air Date: December 12, 1958 (Season 1, Episode 9)
Keywords: Man with a Camera; Classic TV; Charles Bronson
Downloads: 15,865 (3 reviews)
|1958 Alka-Seltzer commercials with Buster Keaton|
A collection of 1958 commercials for Alka-Seltzer with Buster Keaton (no, he was not an ingrediant in Alka-Seltzer, but he appears in the commercials).
Keywords: Alka-Seltzer; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Buster Keaton; Old; Classic TV Commercial; Classic TV Commercials; Classic Commercials; Product; Somewhat edible
Downloads: 11,168 (1 review)
|Enter the Lone Ranger - Jack Chertok|
Pilot for the Lone Ranger TV Series. September 15th 1949.
Keywords: Lone Ranger; Tonto; Western; Jay Silverheels; Clayton Moore
Downloads: 83,278 (13 reviews)
|1962 commercial for Pillsbury Refrigerated Dinner Rolls|
May have also aired in 1961. Picture and sound quality isn't the best. "Nothing says loving like something from the oven".
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Advertising; 1960s; Edible; Food
|Hardee's Deluxe Huskee Hamburger, 1970s (dmbb39705) - Duke University Libraries|
Food and Beverage
|"Mister Ed" - Ed the Beneficiary|
"Mister Ed" episode 'Ed the Beneficiary', which for unknown reasons has entered the public domain. The show was about a Man who was friends with a talking horse.
Keywords: Mister Ed; Classic TV; 60's Television
Downloads: 34,188 (12 reviews)
|Classic commercial for Gruen watches (ad 2)|
Another classic *live* commercial for Gruen watches. From the early 1950s.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; Advertising; Advertisement; Live commercial
|1954 Commercial for Camel Cigarettes (Ad 1)|
A 1954 commercial for Camel cigarettes.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Advertising; Advertisement; 1950s; 50s; Fifties
|"The Avengers" - The Town of No Return (S4E1) - ITV/ABC|
Steed and Mrs. Peel visit Little Bazeley-by-the-Sea while on the trail of several murdered agents – and discover more than they bargained for.Guest starring: Alan MacNaughtan, Terence Alexander, Patrick Newell, Robert Brown, Walter Horsbrugh, Jeremy Burnham and Juliet Harmer
Keywords: classic tv; british; 1960s; action; spy; sci fi; crime; itv
Downloads: 1,638 (4 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes - The Case of Lady Beryl - Sheldon Reynolds|
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of Lady Beryl" Originally aired October 25, 1954. Lady Beryl admits to a crime she did not commit. Holmes not only reveals the true murderer, but Lady Beryl's motive for lying about the crime.
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; classic television; Sheldon Reynolds; mystery
Downloads: 77,632 (6 reviews)